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Topic # 232010 25-Mar-2018 19:59
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I see QF9, the first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has just landed. QF9 - Perth to Heathrow took just over 17 hours from what I understand and is a reflection of a shrinking world.

 

Of course with Auckland to Dubai and Auckland to Doha being operating non stop with similar flying times, it is not exactly new news to us here in NZ. I've done a few of these ultra long haul flights in both Economy and Business Class.

 

What's other's views? Can you do it? Would you do it? 


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  Reply # 1983005 25-Mar-2018 19:59
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  Reply # 1983008 25-Mar-2018 20:02
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Yes watched it land at LHR on flight radar 24

I done the Auckland to Dubai flight in the first 2 weeks on Emirates and it was great would do Perth to London for sure

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  Reply # 1983010 25-Mar-2018 20:05
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I'm not interested. I much prefer two even length flights to London, preferably via the US to get there as I like traveling that way around the world with the timezones.

 

 


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  Reply # 1983043 25-Mar-2018 21:07
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DaveB:

 

... took just over 17 hours from what I understand and is a reflection of a shrinking world.

 

 

This is what the future will be more and more. Imagine today even 'smaller' single aisle's ETOPS allow intercontinental flights regardless their initial design once was made for domestic/commuter operation. That's why cabin comfort and inflight services are getting more and more important.





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  Reply # 1983586 26-Mar-2018 16:10
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From what I have read the seat pitch for Q787 is 32 inches.    That is O.K. however, several other airlines have this seat pitch such as Singapore Airlines B777.    Compare on Seatguru.    I've watched a couple of Youtube videos  about the 787 economy seat and IFE.   It's hard to know until your butt sits in one of those seats for 17 hours!   It may be better than the 777 seats on Emirates and Singapore, and Qantas A380 31 inch seat pitch seats.


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